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Downtown Tempe is fun for everyone!

By Tempe Tourism, 11/22/21, 6:15PM EST


There’s no better place to enjoy some free time than in Downtown Tempe! From shopping and dining to hiking and biking, Downtown Tempe has something fun for everyone.  

Take a hike: Take a quick but rigorous hike up “A” Mountain, at the north end of Downton Tempe. From the top, hikers will bask in panoramic views of Downtown Tempe, ASU Tempe Campus and Tempe Town Lake.  

See a movie: Relax and enjoy a movie at AMC Centerpoint 11. This luxury movie theater is equipped with the latest blockbuster movies, yummy food and fancy reclining seats. 

Go for a bike ride: Bring your own two-wheeler or rent a bike and explore one of the hundreds of bike paths surrounding Tempe. Check out Tempe Town Lake or head north to nearby Papago Park. 

See a theatre performance: From smart and edgy performances at Tempe Center for the Arts to Broadway shows at ASU Gammage, there’s always something to behold on stage in Downtown Tempe. 

Explore Tempe Tempe Town Lake: Tempe Town Lake offers fantastic running, walking and biking paths that run along the entire perimeter of the lake. Or, if you’re looking for some fun on the water, rent a paddle board, kayak or pedal boat at Tempe Boat Rentals

Take in the arts: Experience contemporary art by national and international artists at the ASU Art Museum and the ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center & Brickyard Gallery.  

Shop at a local market: Meet on Mill Avenue for a local market, featuring artisans, art, handmade crafts, baked goods, unique gifts, and more at 2nd Sundays on Mill Avenue through April 2022. Enjoy pop-up street performances, live music from local musicians, community programming, fitness classes, and outdoor games.